Former state champion and national champion gymnast Larry Gerard is among nine athletes to be inducted into the Lincoln Southeast Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Gerard, who graduated from LSE in 1974, will be joined by Steve Brittenham (1972), Dave Killen (1978), Kim Stevens (1985), Nate Nielsen (1988), Brian Bock (1990), Cortney Lamb (1995), Kam Gillispie (1997) and Jon Bowling (1998) in the induction class.
Also going into the hall are coach Roy Churchill and contributor Bob Lohrberg, and the 1979 state championship golf team will be honored. The ceremony is Thursday at the Great Hall at Lincoln Station, with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Southeast athletic office or by calling 436-1359. The inductees will also be introduced at the halftime of the boys basketball game Friday.
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Thavenet commits to UNO
Lincoln Pius X senior girls track standout Alyssa Thavenet has committed to Nebraska-Omaha beginning in 2014. Thavenet has won seven Class A medals at state, including golds in the 3,200-meter relay the past two seasons. She placed second in the 800 in 2011 and third in 2012.
Kavanaugh signs with Concordia
Lincoln Christian right side/setter Alayna Kavanaugh has signed to compete in both volleyball and track at Concordia. Kavanaugh, a four-year starter for the Crusaders, earned honorable mention all-state and first-team All-Centennial Conference honors this past season, helping Christian finish third at the Class C-1 state tournament. Kavanaugh is the second Crusader to sign with Concordia, joining all-state middle blocker Taylor Workman. Kavanaugh will also be a thrower for the Bulldog track team.